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CHRISTIAN ETHOS

We have strong links

with our local church St Giles.

We enjoy going to the church for special services, especially Easter and our Year 6 leavers service. Reverand Celia joins us in our school regularly to meet with the children and lead collective worship, as well as join in with our activities – she loves coming to Forest School sessions!

Please click here to read our most recent SIAMS Inspection report.

Our Christian Values run throughout the school; in collective worship, in lessons and in the playground.  Our pupils have an understanding of spiritual awareness, a sense of their own worth and an appreciation of the world around them. Our Christian Values feed into every area of school life and are used by all members of staff. These are based around the teaching of Jesus and are used as a model for our lives for how we should live and treat each other.

Mountnessing C of E Primary School is a has 6 main Christian Values that are at the heart of our school.

These are:

  • Friendship
  • Thankfulness
  • Respect
  • Creativity
  • Responsibility
  • Perserverance

Each class takes ownership of a value each half term and we focus on it as a whole school. This approach means that the children are emmersed in each Christian value through worship, assemblies, homework and lessons. Blogs and forums are set up on our VLE for the children to comment with their thoughts about the value that term. Parents are encouraged to learn about each value with their children through the home to school value sheet that is sent home each half term.

Our Worship committee has recently undertaken a project to ensure that the children have a place to go and be quiet, reflective and pray. This is called ‘The Peaceful Room’.

Forest School

Mountnessing Primary Forest School began in the autumn term of 2008 supported by Essex Outdoors.  The Forest School idea grew from the staff’s desire to offer a curriculum which reflected learning based in the outdoor environment.  Although the school has extensive grounds which the school already uses for a wide range of activities, it was felt that there was a need to show the children a different natural environment that would challenge them both physically and emotionally while extending their learning opportunities.  The children attending Mountnessing Primary School are able to develop a life long love and understanding of the natural environment, whilst developing confidence and social skills which will lead to a more positive outlook and the raising of self-esteem.

The Forest School happens all year, in all weathers. Groups are warned that the Scandinavians believe that there is ‘no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!’ Children from classes 1 and 2 visit the woodland area on a regular basis throughout the school year with further opportunities to use the school site for Forest School activities. As the children move through the school there are still be occasions for them to visit the woodland site but not so frequently, to enable them to continue to develop areas of their personal, academic and spiritual development.

The Forest School happens all year, in all weathers. Groups are warned that the Scandinavians believe that there is ‘no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!’ Children from classes 1 and 2 visit the woodland area on a regular basis throughout the school year with further opportunities to use the school site for Forest School activities. As the children move through the school there are still be occasions for them to visit the woodland site but not so frequently, to enable them to continue to develop areas of their personal, academic and spiritual development.

BRENTWOOD COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP

Collaborate, Inspire, Achieve.

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Respect Individuality

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Build trust, confidence and commitment by supporting our community of schools

3

Ensure best possible outcomes for all

The Brentwood Collaborative Partnership is a group of like-minded schools with the determination and vision to work together to provide the best outcomes for primary school children in the Brentwood area. A wide range of development activities take place on a regular basis. For example:

  • Learning Support Assistant training;
  • Network meetings to share excellent practice and develop staff;
  • Cross school moderation of teacher assessment
  • Safeguarding training and other courses
  • School to school support.

Governors & Inspection Reports

Our Governing Body

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the most substantial volunteer forces in the country and have an essential part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is key to the effectiveness of a school. The purpose of the Governing Body is to provide strategic management, and to act as a “critical friend”, supporting the work of the headteacher and other staff. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the head teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies

 

Chair of Governors

John Dorrington (parent)
jddorrington@hotmail.co.uk

Vice – Chair of Governors

Stephanie Hedley Barnes (Co-opted)
hedleystephanie@googlemail.com

Headteacher
Holly Obank (staff)
admin@mountnessing.essex.sch.uk

Rita Harries ( Foundation)

Diane Read (LA)

Annie I’Anson (Co opted)

Debbie Polley (staff)

Kerry Besdziek (Co-opted)

Caroline Franklin (Parent)

Amber Fitch(Clerk)

Our Policies and Key School Information